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Delta Authority Provides $230,000 to Help Dumas Recover from Tornado

DUMAS, AR - Repairs to the sewer system in tornado-ravaged Dumas will be paid for by a $230,000 grant from the Delta Regional Authority.  That announcement came yesterday from three members of the state's congressional delegation...U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor and Congressman Mike Ross, whose district includes Dumas.

Pryor said repairs to the sewer system would help revitalize the economic well-being of Desha County.

Storms that struck February 24, including two tornadoes, caused a sewer back-up when heavy rainfall infiltrated the sewer system, affecting more than 120 homes and 49 businesses.

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